By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Houston Cougars are expected to have their star defensive player Ed Oliver back in the lineup on Friday against the Memphis Tigers. He had missed the past month with an injury.
Oliver is listed as day-to-day. However, ESPN spoke with a source close to Oliver, who says he will play.
He has been battling a knee injury. He worked up prior to the team’s home game against the Tulane Green Wave on ESPN.
However, the Cougars coaching staff decided not to allow Oliver to play in the contest. Houston won 48-17.
He will attempt to help the Cougars win the American Athletic Conference’s West title. If they are able to defeat the Tigers, they will advance to the American Athletic Conference against the undefeated UCF Knights during conference championship weekend on December 1st.
Oliver — who is a highly regarded NFL prospect — has 51 tackles, including 13.5 tackles for a loss in seven games. He also has 3.0 sacks with one forced fumble and one pass deflection.
He was held sack-less in the team’s first five games of the season. The last two games he played in, he had three sacks with two against the East Carolina Pirates and one against the Navy Midshipmen.
The 6-foot-3, 292 pound stud announced in March that this would be his final college football season before turning pro.
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